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Google+ Launches Premium Features For Apps Customers
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pcharles09
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pcharles09,
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6/24/2014 | 9:26:30 PM
Re: Will Google ever get serious about enterprise collaboration?
The real question is if the people signing up for Google+ are actually active users. I have a G= account but truly only because I was pestered into it through Gmail, but I don't actually use it for anything, like most people I know. I do actively use FB though.
Henrisha
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Henrisha,
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6/18/2014 | 6:25:34 AM
Re: Will Google ever get serious about enterprise collaboration?
As a whole, I think Google+ is a growing social network but it's not quite there yet. The fact that it wasn't one of the first ones probably has a lot to do with the user base and its numbers. It does seem like Facebook is beating them in terms of acquisitions, though.
pcharles09
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pcharles09,
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6/17/2014 | 9:08:49 PM
Re: Will Google ever get serious about enterprise collaboration?
My thought is that they were waiting to acquire a social company or 2 & bundle it into G+ so they wouldn't have to spend too much engineering manhours internally.
David F. Carr
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David F. Carr,
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6/17/2014 | 3:37:04 PM
Will Google ever get serious about enterprise collaboration?
I always thought Google had the potential to make Google+ into a more serious enterprise (or at least small business) social collaboration tool, but they seem to have moved very slowly in that direction. Hangouts is one of the key distinguishing features for the environment, so it's about time they showed the admin tools for business managers some love.
David F. Carr
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David F. Carr,
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6/17/2014 | 2:53:48 PM
Re: Correcting the age of users???
I think I may know what that's about. To avoid being subject to child data privacy legislation, Google set a minimum age for G+ users. If someone lied about their age to get an account, the admin will now be able to correct it.

The reason I know this: when my son was 12, he accidentally clicked a link in GMail, was prompted to join Google+ and answered honestly when asked his age. This resulted in his carrcommunications.com Google Apps account being completely disabled -- not just his access to G+ but to his GMail email which he needs for school. When I asked for technical support from Google, it turned out the only way to fix this was to lie about his age - so my boy went from 12 to 30 overnight, and his email started working again.

Good to know we'll be able to fix that at some point.
Lorna Garey
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Lorna Garey,
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6/17/2014 | 1:34:06 PM
Smart or scared?
Releasing a premium option in the wake of Gundotra's departure, moving team members to Android, and reports of use and signups being stalled is either desperation or smart marketing. I guess we'll find out which in due time. 
D. Henschen
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D. Henschen,
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6/17/2014 | 12:28:06 PM
Correcting the age of users???
That line, "correcting the age of users who entered in the wrong one when they signed up," caught my eye. Why would somebody do that, other than vanity? And how could Google determine which profile contained the lie about a person's age? I'm guessing the bigger problem is those in mid-life crisis rather than underaged kids trying to buy liquor on the strength of a Google+ profile.


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